Democrats introduce unconstitutional gun control legislation all the time and they fail all the time. Empowered by the dead bodies of the Florida school shooting they think this time they have a chance to disarm the American people. A couple of Senators introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018, which may the single worst piece of proposed legislation of all time. It bans all semi-automatic firearms and requires everyone to turn in their existing weapons or else.
This is from The Hill:
Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) formally introduced a bill Monday to ban assault weapons.
It’s hard to believe a guy with the last name “Douche” would try to take away our rights, isn’t it?
The legislation, called the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2018,” was introduced less than two weeks after the mass shooting at Parkland, Fla. high school that left 17 people dead. The gunman used an AR-15 assault rifle during the shooting, one of the many firearms that would be banned under the bill.
Now get ready to be astounded:
The legislation would make it “unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a semiautomatic assault weapon.”
Notice that thing about not being able to possess whatever they decide is an assault weapon? That means that the millions of gun owners who have firearms that the democrats think look scary would have to forfeit them to the government. We’re talking either a gun buyback, which is basically confiscation, or a straight-up confiscation. Presumably those who refuse would become felons and face armed assault teams to take their guns away. Sounds a little fascist to me.
Let’s put this another way, this ban would take millions of law-abiding Americans and turn them into major criminals overnight. The sponsors of this proposal then would like to see SWAT teams and maybe even US soldiers shoot and kill these previously law-abiding citizens in a vain attempt to keep them same from gun violence. Be safe or we will kill you!
Actually, this sounds exactly why the Founding Fathers put the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution in the first place.
And what exactly is an “assault weapon” to the freedom-hating lunatics who introduced this law? As far as I can tell, they are anything semi-automatic, which is most guns in private hands. Most handguns are semi-automatic and so are sporting rifles like the AR-15, which is the most popular long gun in America. More or less, this “assault weapons” ban is a ban on nearly every gun in the country.
I think I may have found a loophole already: The ban says nobody can own or possess any “semiautomatic assault weapon.” Good news, no such thing exists. Semi-automatic guns are not assault weapons by any stretch of the imagination. Full-auto? Yes. Semi. No.
In the end I don’t think it matters. This proposed legislation has zero chance of even reaching a vote. Republicans, who are in charge in Congress and respect the Constitution, are not going to let this war on our rights out of committee. Even democrats who don’t represent liberal “freedom-free zones” like California and New York wouldn’t vote for this piece of shit because they are interested in winning reelections.